Posts by Jim Wallace

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Avoiding Worthless Worship

by Jim Wallace

One of the most instructive and compelling statements ever delivered by our Lord Jesus came when He quoted the prophet Isaiah in Matthew 15:7-9:  “You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you: ‘THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME.  BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING […]

Reopening Letter

by Jim Wallace

Dear Church Family, We get to see each other, even be together again, real soon! It’s now official–Our first Risen King Sunday Church Service in more than three months will be held Sunday, June 21st at 11 a.m. at Davis Creek Park in Washoe Valley!   We will be meeting in the Group Picnic Area, as […]

I’m Not Prejudiced

by Jim Wallace

By Jim Wallace, Th.M. This was written by me in April of 2019—well before any of the current protests.  It was printed in the Reno Gazette-Journal in April or May of 2019.  There was criticism of it in letters to the editor within the week. I am a white man’s white man. Born of northern […]

This is Us.

by Jim Wallace

A knee on a neck for nine minutes. . . Heavy, merciless, stubborn, unmoved . . . . . . a recipe for death; a fuse that lit the fire of a national calamity. The kindling?  Ahmaud Arbery, a bright 25-year-old black man innocently jogging through an Atlanta neighborhood, chased down by three white men—one […]

Every Effect Has a…?

by Jim Wallace

The year 2020 has certainly been one that will be remembered. The numbers themselves suggest a year of clear vision; an ability to see ahead with perfect acuity. However, what has happened this year demonstrates just how deficient every one of us is in this matter of predicting what the future holds. Imagine, for a […]

COVID-19 & the Glory of God

by Jim Wallace

“Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone” (Romans 12:19, NIV). My wife Jeanie regularly talks with her older sister who lives in a small town in Nebraska. Her older sister is one of the most talented, intelligent, wonderful, caring, generous and moral people you could ever know.  Through the years […]

What’s Your Method?

by Jim Wallace

What’s Your Method?  Did Jesus really command us to preach the Gospel to all creation?  Well, there it is, in Mark 16:15:  “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.’” At first glance, it seems a little extreme, doesn’t it?  What difference is the Gospel going to […]

Springing a Leak

by Jim Wallace

Spring has sprung! That means most of the grass in my lawn has turned green. But there are always significant patches of yellow and brown, either because my automatic sprinklers aren’t reaching all the areas they’re supposed to, or it’s been a really hard winter. So, every year about this time, I pull the old […]

A Not-so-Silly Dove & a Mother’s Love

by Jim Wallace

For all 17 years we have lived in our current home, we’ve had a pair of mourning doves who have nested in the covered entry way to our home, on an upper ledge, not more than six feet from our front door. I seriously doubt it’s been the same pair of mourning doves; I doubt […]

Forgotten Treasures & Incredible Opportunities

by Jim Wallace

For a moment, open up the files in your brain marked “Bible knowledge.” Does the town of “Lydda” find a match? How about the name “Aeneas?” They didn’t for me this morning, as I was reading my Bible.  If I had been on a Bible quiz team, I would have assumed that Lydda was some […]